T20 World Cup 2022: Australia vs Ireland – Probable XI, Pitch & Weather report

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  • Australia will compete with Ireland in Match 31 of the T20 World Cup 2022.

  • The Gabba in Brisbane will host the Super-12 fixture.

T20 World Cup 2022: Australia vs Ireland – Probable XI, Pitch & Weather report

Australia will take on Ireland in the 31st match of the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Gabba in Brisbane on Monday, October 31.

The Irish side is currently placed above the defending champions in the points table. Australia are at No. 4 due to their inferior net run rate (NRR) though both teams have equal points.

Ireland will probably feel more frustrated by the washout at the MCG because after beating England, they would have been confident of pushing hard for another two points against Afghanistan. On the other hand, Australia have to win both their remaining matches – against Ireland and Afghanistan – to reach the final four as they faced a big defeat at the hands of New Zealand in the opening game of Super 12s.

Pitch and Weather report

The surface at the Gabba offers good pace and carry; therefore, pacers enjoy bowling here. It is also a terrific place to bat and pile a good total on the board.

There are small chances of rain, too late in the day.

Probable XI

Australia: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Mitch Marsh/Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

Ireland: Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie (c), Lorcan Tucker (wk), Harry Tector, Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Fionn Hand, Barry McCarthy, Josh Little

Current form

  • Australia: WLLLW (last five matches, most recent first)
  • Ireland: WLWWL

Captain’s corner

“We have seen how damaging Ireland can be if you give them a sniff in a game. They have got some seriously talented players and some experience, especially at the top of the order. They are never a team you can take lightly. If the wicket has got anything in it they have got very good bowlers to maximise that as well,” said Australia skipper Aaron Finch in the pre-match presser.

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